Huge Snake on Car Windshield Takes Family for Wild Ride (VIDEO)

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snake on a carLike a campy horror flick (minus Samuel L. Jackson), this snake on a car gave the Fisher family of Memphis quite a scare. Apparently the slithery stowaway coiled itself around the car's engine overnight and emerged when the Fishers hit the highway, much to their surprise complete horror. Driver-of-the-Year award goes to Rachel Fisher, who was behind the wheel: The mom of three managed to keep her cool driving 65 mph with an angry serpent snapping on the other side of her SUV's windshield.

And did I mention the snake was a water moccasin, one of the deadliest snakes in North America??

I don't know about you, but it's distracting enough to me when my kids spot a spider in the car while I'm driving: Fun with multitasking! Drive car, get rid of spider, and comfort screaming kids all at the same time!

Though if the gleeful shrikes of "Snake-y! Snake-y!" are any indication, the Fisher kids (ages 3, 2, and 4 months) sounded more pumped about the predator than scared of him. Dad Tony, on the other hand, had clearly been traumatized by repeated viewings of Snakes on a Plane: "This kinda scares me, for real ... I don't know how we're going to deal with this! I want this thing to fall off!"

Eventually, that's exactly what happened -- the snake fell off the car and landed on the highway, where I'm guessing it didn't last very long.

I'm not sure what I would have done in Rachel's situation ... put on the windshield wipers? Screamed and pulled off the road? Attempted to speak parseltongue?

Hopefully I'll never have to find out!

What would you have done if a snake showed up on your car's windshield while you were driving?

 

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momto... momtolittleg

Wow.  Yikes.  I have to question why they didn't IMMEDIATELY pull off the road.  Seems like that would be a dangerous distraction, especially going 65mph down the highway!  I wouldn't have been too worried since the windows were up and the snake was on the OUTSIDE, but I wouldn't have gotten out of the car until someone came to remove it.  But, yeah, driving with that thing on the windshield- not very safe.

deadl... deadlights86

I would have turned my windsheild wipers on when it was laying across it. The snake would have flown right off.

lilma... lilmamiz07

How did it get there? That's some scary shhh. Poor mom, I would of freaked out and turned on the wipers.

Melissa Christenson

I would of sprayed it with the water, just glad it fell off before they parked.

PonyC... PonyChaser

I'm sorry, but who doesn't PULL OVER AND STOP when something like this happens? Especially when you have kids in the car? We're so freakish about "safety" of our kids (keep them in carseats, facing the back until they're 30!!! otherwise they might get hurt!), but you don't pull over and STOP when you have something crawling on your windshield?


Yeah, it's funny. Yeah, it's weird and unusual, and yeah, maybe it was a poisonous snake (I highly doubt it - a quick google image shows a true water moccassin with a different shaped head), but pull over, get out, find a long stick and push the snake into the grass, instead of driving and screaming and focusing all your attention on the snake instead of the road. This woman is a hazard.

Collette Ojeda

LOL! Hell no. I would have crashed. Lol

TKsMo... TKsMommie

I would have lost my mind.  Snakes scare the hell out of me.  My kids would have thought it was awesome but I would have been in tears.  And I would have kept driving for fear if I stopped it would somehow get to me!!

alisa... alisabethjaimes

I don't think it's fair to say the women's a hazard. I know if it was me in her place I'd be freaking out, which would freak the kids out. So I commend her for staying relatively calm.

momav... momavanessa

Yeah I don't think I would of kept driving like her! My husband knows snakes very well and I would of let him handle it. When he gets home I will ask him if that snake was REALLY a Water Moccassin!

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